Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Stanton, Del., October 11, 2011 — After breaking her arm when he mount went down at Delaware Park on July 7th, jockey Rosie Napravnik is set for her return to the saddle this Saturday. The 23-year-old native of Morristown, New Jersey, has five scheduled mounts at Delaware Park. She is scheduled to ride in the second, third, seventh, eighth and ninth races. First race post time for the nine race card, highlighted by four Delaware Certified Stakes worth $75,000 each, is 1:15 p.m.

Before the injury, Napravnik was leading the Delaware Park jockey standings with 36 wins.

Last year, Napravnik, became the first female leading rider in the history of Delaware Park by notching 126 winners during the season. She followed by becoming the first female rider to win the jockey title at the Fair Grounds and also the first female rider to win the Louisiana Derby with her victory aboard Pants on Fire.

Napravnik recorded her first career victory aboard Ringofdiamonds at Pimlico on June 9, 2005. She notched her 1,000th career victory aboard Laughing Charlie at Delaware Park on October 27, 2010.

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